What is a Galia Melon? It’s a cross between a European-style Cantaloupe and Honeydew developed by a plant breeder in Israel several decades ago. The skin has shades of green to straw-colored brown with fine webbing. The color tends to darken as the fruit ripens. Inside, the flesh is green to creamy-white in color, juicy and quite sweet.
When is it ripe? The best judge of ripeness is when you begin to smell a pleasing fragrance when the melon is at room temperature.
Organic Galia Melon is fantastic to eat by itself as a snack or dessert. It’s tropical-melon flavor enhances salads and can be brilliant as a gazpacho-style soup. Cut melon and fresh mint with water in a pitcher makes wonderful spa-water.